Forbes Celebrity 100

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The Celebrity 100 is an annual list compiled and published by Forbes magazine since 1999. The purpose is to list the world's 100 highest-paid celebrities.

Celebrity 100 lists[edit]

Below is the top 10 for each year since the list's inception.


2000s[edit]

2000[1]
No. Recipient Career
1 United States Julia Roberts Actress
2 United States George Lucas Filmmaker
3 United States Oprah Winfrey Television personality
4 United States Tom Hanks Actor
5 United States Michael Jordan Sportsperson (Basketball)
6 United Kingdom The Rolling Stones Musicians
7 United States Tiger Woods Sportsperson (Golf)
8 United States Backstreet Boys Musicians
9 United States Cher Musician
10 United States Steven Spielberg Filmmaker
2001[2]
No. Recipient Career
1 United States Tom Cruise Actor
2 United States Tiger Woods Sportsperson (Golf)
3 United Kingdom The Beatles Musicians
4 United States Britney Spears Musician
5 United States Bruce Willis Actor
6 United States Michael Jordan Sportsperson (Basketball)
7 United States Backstreet Boys Musicians
8 United States NSYNC Musicians
9 United States Oprah Winfrey Television personality
10 United States Mel Gibson Actor
2002[3]
No. Recipient Career
1 United States Britney Spears Musicians
2 United States Tiger Woods Sportsperson (Golf)
3 United States Steven Spielberg Filmmaker
4 United States Madonna Musician
5 Republic of Ireland U2 Musicians
6 United States NSYNC Musicians
7 United States Mariah Carey Musicians
8 United States Oprah Winfrey Television personality
9 United States Michael Jordan Sportsperson (Basketball)
10 United States Tom Hanks Actor
2003[4]
No. Recipient Career
1 United States Jennifer Aniston Actress
2 United States Eminem
United States Dr. Dre
Musicians
3 United States Tiger Woods Sportsperson (Golf)
4 United States Steven Spielberg Filmmaker
5 United States Jennifer Lopez Singer / Actress
6 United Kingdom Paul McCartney Musician
7 United States Ben Affleck Actor
8 United States Oprah Winfrey Television personality
9 United States Tom Hanks Actor
10 United Kingdom The Rolling Stones Musicians
2004[5]
No. Recipient Career
1 United States Mel Gibson Actor
2 United States Tiger Woods Sportsperson (Golf)
3 United States Oprah Winfrey Television personality
4 United States Tom Cruise Actor
5 United Kingdom The Rolling Stones Musicians
6 United Kingdom J.K. Rowling Writer
7 United States Michael Jordan Sportsperson (Basketball)
8 United States Bruce Springsteen Musician
9 United States Steven Spielberg Filmmaker
10 United States Johnny Depp Actor
2005[6]
No. Recipient Career
1 United States Oprah Winfrey Television personality
2 United States Tiger Woods Sportsperson (Golf)
3 United States Mel Gibson Actor
4 United States George Lucas Filmmaker
5 United States Shaquille O'Neal Sportsperson (Basketball)
6 United States Steven Spielberg Filmmaker
7 United States Johnny Depp Actor
8 United States Madonna Musician
9 United Kingdom Elton John Musician
10 United States Tom Cruise Actor
2006[7]
No. Recipient Career
1 United States Tom Cruise Actor
2 United Kingdom The Rolling Stones Musicians
3 United States Oprah Winfrey Television personality
4 Republic of Ireland U2 Musicians
5 United States Tiger Woods Sportsperson (Golf)
6 United States Steven Spielberg Filmmaker
7 United States Howard Stern Radio personality
8 United States 50 Cent Musician
9 Cast of The Sopranos Actors
10 United States Dan Brown Writer
2007[8]
No. Recipient Career
1 United States Oprah Winfrey Television personality
2 United States Tiger Woods Sportsperson (Golf)
3 United States Madonna Musician
4 United Kingdom The Rolling Stones Musicians
5 United States Brad Pitt Actor
6 United States Johnny Depp Actor
7 United Kingdom Elton John Musician
8 United States Tom Cruise Actor
9 United States Jay-Z Musician
10 United States Steven Spielberg Filmmaker
2008[9]
No. Recipient Career
1 United States Oprah Winfrey Television personality
2 United States Tiger Woods Sportsperson (Golf)
3 United States Angelina Jolie Actress
4 United States Beyoncé Musician
5 United Kingdom David Beckham Sportsperson (Association football)
6 United States Johnny Depp Actor
7 United States Jay-Z Musician
8 United Kingdom The Police Musicians
9 United Kingdom J.K. Rowling Writer
10 United States Brad Pitt
United States Paula Deen
Actor
Television personality
2009[10]
No. Recipient Career
1 United States Angelina Jolie Actress
2 United States Oprah Winfrey Television personality
3 United States Madonna Musician
4 United States Beyoncé Musician
5 United States Tiger Woods Sportsperson (Golf)
6 United States Bruce Springsteen Musician
7 United States Steven Spielberg Filmmaker
8 United States Jennifer Aniston Actress
9 United States Brad Pitt Actor
10 United States Kobe Bryant Sportsperson (Basketball)

2010s[edit]

2010[11]
No. Recipient Career
1 United States Oprah Winfrey Television personality
2 United States Beyoncé Musician
3 Canada James Cameron Filmmaker
4 United States Lady Gaga Musician
5 United States Tiger Woods Sportsperson (Golf)
6 United States Britney Spears Musician
7 Republic of Ireland U2 Musicians
8 United States Sandra Bullock Actress
9 United States Johnny Depp Actor
10 United States Madonna Musician
2011[12]
No. Recipient Career
1 United States Taylor Swift Musician
2 United States Oprah Winfrey Television personality
3 Canada Justin Bieber Musician
4 Republic of Ireland U2 Musicians
5 United Kingdom Elton John Musician
6 United States Tiger Woods Sportsperson (Golf)
7 United States Lady Gaga Musician
8 United States Bon Jovi Musician
9 United Kingdom Simon Cowell Television personality
10 United States LeBron James Sportsperson (Basketball)
2012[13]
No. Recipient Career
1 United States Jennifer Lopez Musician / Actress
2 United States Oprah Winfrey Television personality
3 Canada Justin Bieber Musician
4 Barbados Rihanna Musician
5 United States Lady Gaga Musician
6 United States Britney Spears Musician
7 United States Kim Kardashian Television personality
8 United States Katy Perry Musician
9 United States Tom Cruise Actor
10 United States Steven Spielberg Filmmaker
2013[14]
No. Recipient Career
1 United States Oprah Winfrey Television personality
2 United Kingdom/Republic of Ireland One Direction Musicians
3 United States Steven Spielberg Filmmaker
4 United States Beyoncé Musician
5 United States Madonna Musician
6 United States Taylor Swift Musician
7 United States Bon Jovi Musicians
8 Switzerland Roger Federer Sportsperson (Tennis)
9 Canada Justin Bieber Musician
10 United States Ellen DeGeneres Television personality
2014[15]
No. Recipient Career
1 United States Beyoncé Musician
2 United States LeBron James Sportsperson (Basketball)
3 United Kingdom/Republic of Ireland One Direction Musicians
4 United States Oprah Winfrey Television personality
5 United States Ellen DeGeneres Television personality
6 United States Jay-Z Musician
7 United States Floyd Mayweather, Jr. Sportsperson (Boxing)
8 Barbados Rihanna Musician
9 United States Katy Perry Musician
10 United States Robert Downey, Jr. Actor
2015[16]
No. Recipient Career
1 United States Floyd Mayweather, Jr. Sportsperson (Boxing)
2 Philippines Manny Pacquiao Sportsperson (Boxing)
3 United States Katy Perry Musician
4 United Kingdom/Republic of Ireland One Direction Musicians
5 United States Howard Stern Television personality
6 United States Garth Brooks Musician
7 United States James Patterson Author
8 United States Robert Downey, Jr. Actor
8 United States Taylor Swift Musician
10 Portugal Cristiano Ronaldo Sportsperson (Association football)
2016[17]
No. Recipient Career
1 United States Taylor Swift Musician
2 United Kingdom/Republic of Ireland One Direction Musicians
3 United States James Patterson Author
4 Portugal Cristiano Ronaldo Sportsman (Association Football)
4 United States Dr. Phil McGraw Television Personality
6 United States Kevin Hart Comedian
7 United States Howard Stern Radio Personality
8 Argentina Lionel Messi Sportsman (Association Football)
9 United Kingdom Adele Musician
10 United States Rush Limbaugh Radio Personality

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